SAP Fiori is a new user experience (UX) for SAP software and applications. It provides a set of applications that
are used in regular business functions like work approvals, financial apps, Calculation apps, and various self-service apps.
5 Reason why you should become an SAP Fiori Developer
1. User expectations are changing
In the past, there was a separation between business life and private life. Work was done in the office or in the factory. After it, you were literally disconnected. With the introduction of laptops and mobile phones, this started to change. Smartphone’s and ubiquitous internet connectivity make it possible to connect users by creating SAP Fiori applications, to work everywhere and anytime. So business life and private life started to overlap. Moreover, people got spoilt by the ease of use of consumer applications.
2. SAP Fiori is the user experience of SAP software (over time)
SAP does not only offer the SAP Fiori user experience for SAP S/4HANA. SAP’s UX strategy is to deliver the SAP Fiori UX across SAP solutions over time. So this implies that SAP software will converge to the SAP Fiori user experience eventually (disclaimer: this is the current state of planning and may be changed by SAP at any time).On the latest SAP Fiori roadmap, many of SAP’s solutions are already and show their SAP Fiori plans.
3. SAP Fiori is the user experience of SAP S/4HANA
Starting with SAP S/4HANA 1610 (or SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1608), SAP Fiori is the user experience of SAP’s flagship product.
This means that every SAP customer who is migrating from SAP Business Suite to SAP S/4HANA (or any customer who is installing SAP S/4HANA in a green-field scenario) will start using SAP Fiori applications. There are currently already 6.300 licensed SAP S/4HANA customers (source:
SAP corporate factsheet July 2017). But SAP serves more than 300.000 customers globally.
4. Millennials are entering work
The trend of changing user expectations is fuelled by millennials entering the workplace. Soon, half of the employee base worldwide will consist of millennial. Compared to previous generations, they are more familiar with communications, media and digital technology. Millennial portray a different work mode. They multi-task, and don’t necessarily work a traditional 9 to 5 shift. They expect access wherever they are, on whatever device they are using. They value intuitive and simple experiences that are similar to the consumer apps they use. They like to use the same hardware at work and in private life.
5. Innovation starts from the end user
In this era of digital transformation, companies need to keep innovating to stay ahead of their competition or to even disrupt their industry. Design thinking, evangelized at SAP, offers a framework for creativity, a human-centered approach to innovation. SAP embarked on its design thinking journey already in 2004, with SAP Fiori as a lighthouse example of design innovation. SAP Fiori applications are designed with the end user in mind (also known as role-based design)and work across all devices (adaptive design). They are delightful and aim to make users successful at work.
SAP Fiori personalize and simplify the user experience (UX) for your SAP applications. Using modern UX design principles, SAP Fiori delivers a role-based, consumer-grade user experience across all lines of business, tasks, and devices. Use SAP Fiori apps, or take advantage of new solutions that natively incorporate the UX – such as SAP S/4HANA, Ariba Mobile, and SAP Cloud for Customer.